Moonsighting for Dhul-Hijjah 1442
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Al urjoonul qadeem of Dhul-Qi'dah 1442: July 9 & July 8, 2021

On right is the old Crescent Moon of Zul-qi'dah 1442 AH, seen on July 8, 2021. Photo on the right is provided by MCW member Mr AR Sugeng Riyadi from Rowasiya Observatory, Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten Central Java Indonesia. The sky was clear after running several days before. This waning crescent was captured before sunrise.
Click on the photo on right to see full size.






Official Saudi Announcement is that after completing 30 days on Saturday July 10, Sunday July 11, 2021 is the 1st day of Zul-Hijjah.

New Crescent Moon of Dhul-Hijjah 1442:
The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on July 10, 2021 (Saturday) at 1:16 UT.
On July 10, the moon may be seen in Americas with difficulty, it may be seen. In Pacific ocean it may be seen easily. On July 11, it can be seen in almost the whole world (See visibility curves).

The earliest reported sighting of the new crescent was on Saturday, July 10 from Houston TX.

July 10, 2021 (Saturday):

  • Canada:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Muneeb Siddiqui from Milton, Ontario reported: On Saturday, July 10, I tried looking for the Dhul-Hijjah 1442 new moon in Milton, Ontario. Due to clouds in the horizon I was not able to see the new moon.

    2. Not Seen: MCW member Shahid Rashid from Mississauga Ontaio reported: On Saturday, July 10, we tried sighting the moon for about 45 minutes after sunset but we were not able to find the moon. Today the moon was setting 55 minutes after sunset while it is 24 hours old and we tried 2 binoculars and 3 people. But the crescent formation was just not enough for sighting.

  • Chile:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Muhammad Sohail from Iquique reported: On July 10, 2021 (Saturday), in Chile the new moon is not sighted for Dul hijjah.

  • Grenada:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Farid Patel, St George's Carribeans reported: On Saturday July 10, 2021 the Dhul-Hijjah Moon was NOT sighted in Grenada. Skies were slightly cloudy.

  • India:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Rasheed Usman, Kozhikode, Kerala reported: Hilal of Dulhijjah 1442 AH : My friends have watched the horizon for about 25 minutes after Sunset at Kozhikode South Beach and Main Beach, Kerala. The sky was covered with monsoon clouds and the hilal could not be sighted. In Kappad Beach also the hilal not sighted. The region as a whole was cloudy with rain fall. The Qazis of the State have been enquiring the matter and an official declaration will be made tomorrow.

  • Indonesia:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member AR Sugeng Riyadi from Rowasiya Observatory reported: The new crescent of Dhul-Hijjah 1442 AH was NOT SIGHTED on Saturday, July 10, 2021 neither from Asy-Syi'ra Observatory at MAN 1 Surakarta and Assalaam Observatory at PPMI Assalaam, Pabelan Kartasura Sukoharjo Central Java Indonesia, the west sky was cloudy.
      The crescent observation for Dhul-Hijjah 1442 AH has been successfully held on Saturday, July 10, 2021 (Dhul-Qeadah 29th, 1442 AH). The observation was closed for public amid to COVID-19 pandemic. The internal team member of Assalaam Observatory started the observation at 17.00 Western Indonesian Time (UTC+7). All of the optical equipment were connected to the streaming device, for broadcasting via Youtube channel of Assalaam Observatory.

  • Kenya:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Muhammad A Said from Mombasa reported: Today 10th July of 2021 /29th of Dhul-Qa'ada The weather was good. I was not able to see the crescent Moon. 12th Monday of July will be 1st of Dhul-Hijjah and Wednesday 21st of July will be IDD ul Adh-ha.

  • Mali:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Mohammed Zakaria CHAKIR from Bamako reported: Yesterday 9th July was 29th of Zu Qi'dah for Mali and the moon was not sighted (not possible), so today, July 10 will be 30th of Zul Qi'dah and Sunday 11th July will be the first of Zul Hijja.

  • Mexico:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Modood Ahmad from Mexico City reported: This evening (Saturday, July 10, 2021), the crescent moon could not be seen in Mexico City, Mexico. (Coordinates 19.442045, -99.2040360, and elevation: 2260 meters). The sky was cloudy and sighting was not possible due to weather conditions. (sunset: 8:18 pm and moonset: 9:11 pm). Decision: Based on the New Moon birth at 9th July 8:16 pm Time zone in Mexico City, CDMX (GMT-5) and by adding 20 hours. Moon age is sufficient for sighting in Mexico City after 10-July 4:16 pm. (sunset: 8:18 pm and moonset: 9:11 pm) We will consider the 1st of Zul Hijjah 1442 will be on Sunday 11th July 2021 and Eid ul Adha will be observed on Tuesday 20th July 2021. InshaAllah.

  • Namibia:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Ahmed Mohamed Barakah from Windhoek reported: Due to no confimation of any moon sightings in Namibia, the 1st of dhull hijjah 1442 will be on mMnday 12th july 2021 and eid ul adha will be observed on Wednesday 21st July 2021 insha Allah.

  • South Africa:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Rashid Motala from Durban reported: On the evening of Saturday 10 July 2021, the Hilaal was NOT sighted in South Africa. Therefore Zul Hijjah 1442 will commence on Monday, 12 July 2021 in South Africa.

  • Sri Lanka:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Nular Bary from Colombo reported: Today 29th of Dhul Qadha (10/07/3021) evening the new Moon of Dhul Hijja was not sighted anywhere in the Country Hence The Colombo Grand Mosque Hilal Committee decided to complete the month ofDhul Qsdha with 30days & starts the Month of Dhul Hijja on12th.Monday July 2021 InShaAllah the Eid festival will be on Wednesday 21th.July 2021.

  • Tanzania:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Hamza Rijal from Tiny Island of Zanzibar reported: On, Saturday, 1Oth July 2021, the Hilal for Dhul Hijja was not sighted in tiny island of Zanzibar, the sky was hazy. 30 Days will be completed for the Dhul Qada 1442 AH The first day of Dhul Hijja is Monday 12 July 2021.

  • Trinidad and Tobago:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Umar Abdullah from Bon Accord, Tobago reported: On, Saturday, 1Oth July 2021, after sunset we looked for the new moon of Dhul Hijjah 1442 AH. The moon was NOT SIGHTED. Therefore the month of Dhul Qa'dah, 1442 would complete 30 days. Hence the 1st night of Dhul Hijjah 1442 would be the night of Sunday 11th July 2021 and the first day of Dhul Hijjah 1442 would be Monday 12th July 2021.

  • Turkey:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Rajib Khaja from Düzce reported: On Saturday, July 10, I tried looking for the Dhul-Hijjah 1442 new moon in Yaka, Düzce, Turkey. Sky was clear and all of star was visible, i looked over mountains but unable to see any sign of the moon. So I'll start my Qurban on 21/7

  • USA:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA reported: This evening (Saturday, July 10, 2021), the crescent moon could not be seen in Blacksburg, VA (Lat: 37° 15' 40" N, Lng: 80° 26' 56" W, and elevation: 646 meters). The sky was cloudy; thus, I did not attempt sighting. I checked the sky condition at 8:57 pm EST (sunset: 8:45 pm and moonset: 9:38 pm).

    2. Seen: Mr Rehan Safiullah from Houston, TX reported: This evening (Saturday, July 10, 2021), we sighted the new moon crescent of Dhul HIjjah in the Houston area, but only with binoculars and a high-powered zoom camera. We arrived at our location (29.7757° N, 95.3900° W) just after sunset but only saw the crescent about 30 mins after. The moon was at about an altitude of 3 degrees at 294 degrees WNW. The moon was seen between 9:00 - 9:05 pm CDT. The moon was sighted first with binoculars and confirmed with a camera at high zoom. Neither of the two sighters could see the see the crescent with the naked eye.

    3. Seen: Council of Shia Muslim Scholars in North America announced: The Moon-Sighting Committee of the Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America announces that Sunday, July 11th, 2021, will be the first day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1442 A.H. for most of North America except the Northeastern areas of the continent.
      This determination is based on the fact that there were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Saturday, July 10th, 2021 in Houston, Texas, and San Diego, California.

    4. Seen: MCW member Mohamedraza H.Janmohamed from Sanford FL reported: The Moon-sighting Sub-committee wishes to inform the community that the new crescent for the month was sighted in Texas and California on Saturday, July 10, 2021. Therefore the 1st Day of Dhulhijjah, 1442 AH is established as SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2021

    5. Seen: MCW member Kazim Mamdani, San Diego, CA reported: We saw the crescent moon of the month of Zilhaj on tonight (Saturday), Jul 10, 2021 in San Diego. All four of us saw initially with binoculars and then with naked eye. We saw at 8:30 pm with naked eye.

    6. Seen: MCW member Shahnoor Syed, On Behalf of Mahdavia Ruiyat e Hilal of Chicago, IL reported: We have received verified Naked Eye Hilal sighting reports from multiple locations across Texas and California in Mainland USA. As such 1st day of Zil Hajj in North America will be on Sunday, July 11, 2021.

July 11, 2021 (Sunday):

  • Australia:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Shabbir Ahmed, President of Qubaa association of Western Sydney, NSW reported: Today (Sunday) 11th of July 2021, the Hilaal of Dhul Hijjah has been sighted in Brisbane. Hence, the month of Dhul Hijjah will commence from Monday, 12th of July 2021. Eid -ul- Adhaa will be celebrated on Wednesday 21st of July 2021.

    2. Seen: MCW member Abul Qasim Rizvi, Imam Juma Melbourne reported: Today (Sunday) 11th of July 2021, the crescent of the month of Dhul Haj 1442 AH has been sighted in Sydney and Brisbane Australia In’Sha’Allah Monday 12th July 2021 will be first of Dhulhaj 1442 AH.

    3. Seen: MCW member Abbas Aly, from Triforce reported: Today (Sunday) 11th of July 2021, The New Moon crescent sighted at 5.30 and it was visible to 5.37 very faint Location Dural - Sydney. 4 Degrees Altitude in the direction of around 301 degrees from North. 12th July 1st Day of ZilHajj - Imam Hasan Centre - Sydney.

  • Bangladesh:


    1. Seen: MCW member Sheikh Azizul Hakim from Dhaka reported: I sighted the moon on July 11th, 7:15 PM. The horns of the moon were from 2 to 8 o'clock. The authorities were notified. Bangladesh will celebrate Eid-ul-Azha on 21 July (Wednesday) as the moon of Jilhaj month 1442 Hizri has been sighted today. The month of Jilhaj will start from tomorrow (12 July) as per moon sighting. Announcement of Eid celebration came from the meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque this evening. State Minister for Religion Faridul Haque Khan MP presided over the meeting.

  • Canada:


    1. Seen: MCW member HiMY SYeD from Vancouver, British Columbia reported: Tonight, Sunday July 11 2021, I saw a very thin new crescent moon with horns at 2 o'clock and 7 o'clock in the partly cloudy sky above the Toronto Metropolitan Area.

  • Egypt:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Hisham M. Hamed from Cairo reported: Tonight, Sunday, July 11, I was attending a class reunion at the 6th Oct. Shooting Club (30.0°N, 30.95°E), about 0.25° in Longitude west of Giza, Egypt. That's 1 minute in time behind Giza as far as prayer times are concerned. The Sunset at 19:00 was very beautiful to watch. There was no sign of either the Moon or Venus until I went off to Maghrib prayers, accompanied by one of my friends. On our way back, I spotted first Venus and then the Hilal at 19:23. The temperature, pressure and relative humidity were 34.0°C, 1005mB, and ~39%. The elevation was 163m. I pointed out the Hilal to the rest of the company a few minutes later. It was small, and relatively faint, yet clear nevertheless.

  • India:


    1. Not Seen: MCW member Zaid Duch from GUJARAT, INDIA reported: Today's Evening (Sunday) 11th of July 2021, I couldn't sight the crescent (Hilal) moon at location Navi Masjid, Nadiad,Gujarat, India. But in the other parts of my country the moon was sighted on Sunday, 11th of July 2021 (29 Dhul Qadah 1442). Eid would be on July 21, 2021.

    2. Seen: MCW member Md Ohidullah from Birbhum, West Bengal reported: Today's Evening (Sunday) 11th of July 2021, the crescent of the month of Dhul Haj 1442 AH has been sighted in West Bengal in INDIA, In’Sha’Allah Monday 12th July 2021 will be first of Dhulhaj 1442 AH And Eid_ul_Adha will be Celebrated on Wednesday 21st July 2021 AD.

  • Indonesia:


    1. Seen: MCW member AR Sugeng Riyadi from Rowasiya Observatory Central Java Indonesia reported: The new crescent of Dhulhijjah 1442 AH was easy seen on Sunday, July 11, 2021 from Rowasiya Observatory at Bendo Ketitang Juwiring Klaten Central Java Indonesia. The sky was clear with thin clouds.

  • Lebanon:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Hadi Jafar from Beirut reported: The moon of Zulhijja was easily sighted by the naked eye in Beirut this evening (Sunday, July 11, 2021).

  • Turkey:


    1. Seen: MCW member Rajib Hasan from Yaka, Düzce reported: I sighted the moon on July 11th, at 8:55 PM from Yaka, Düzce. I saw the moon just after evening Namaz & it was visible about 20 minutes. Officially Turkey will celebrate Eid-ul-Azha on 20 July (Tuesday) while according to the moon the Eid-ul-Azha will be on (21/7 Widnesday) as the moon of Zilhajj month 1442 has been sighted today. The Islamic month of Zilhajj will start from tomorrow (12 July) as per moon sighting.

  • USA:


    1. Seen: MCW member Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA reported: This evening (Sunday, July 11, 2021), the crescent moon was sighted in Blacksburg, VA (Lat: 37° 15' 40" N, Lng: 80° 26' 56" W, and elevation: 646 meters). I arrived at my sighting location at 8:35 pm EDT (sunset: 8:44 pm). The western horizon was partly cloudy. Using a pair of binoculars (7X50), I started scanning the horizon at 8:38 pm. First, I sighted Venus with the binoculars and then with naked eye at 8:39 and 8:41 pm, respectively. My first binocular sighting of the moon was at 8:47 pm. Immediately after, I could see the crescent with naked eye. If not because of the clouds, very likely the moon could have been sighted earlier. The horns were approximately at 2:00 and 7:00 O'clock (2:00;4:30;7:00). Later, to the left of Venus I saw Mars, first with binocular and then with naked eye. I left my sighting location at 9:36 pm (moonset: 10:19 pm). At 8:55 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 73.0 F, 73.0 F, 100%, and 30.11 in, respectively.

Eid al-Adha in Different Countries will be added here when information is available
July 20, 2021Afghanistan (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Albania (Follow Saudi)
????Algeria (Follow
July 20, 2021Angola (follow Turkey)
July 20, 2021Armenia (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Australia (Lebanese & Turkish communities follow Saudi)
July 21, 2021Australia (Indian and Pakistani community follow Local Sighting)
July 20, 2021Austria (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Azerbaijan (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Bahrian (Follow Saudi)
July 21, 2021Bangladesh (Official Announcement)
????Barbados (Local Sighting)
July 20, 2021Belgium (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Bolivia (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Bosnia and Hercegovina (Follow Turkey)
????Brunei (Local Sighting)
July 20, 2021Bulgaria (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Burkina Faso (Follow Saudi)
????Canada (Toronto Hilal Committee)
July 20, 2021Canada (FCNA/ISNA - Fiqh Council of North America/Islamic Society of North America)
July 20, 2021Chechnia (Follow Saudi)
July 21, 2021Chile (Local Sighting)
????China (Local Sighting)
July 21, 2021Colombia (Follow Chile sighting)
July 20, 2021Croatia (Follow Turkey)
????Dagestan (Local Sighting)
July 20, 2021Denmark (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Egypt - Moon Born before sunset & moon sets at least 5 minutes after sunset
????Fiji Islands (Local Sighting)
July 20, 2021Finland (Follow Saudi)
????France (UOIF - Union of the Islamic Organizations of France)
July 20, 2021France (CFCM - French Council of Muslims) Altitude > 5°, elongation > 8°
July 20, 2021Georgia (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Germany (ECFR - European Council for Fatwa and Research - Somewhere on the globe Altitude > 5°, elongation > 8°)
????Ghana (Local Sighting)
July 21, 2021Grenada (Local Sighting)
????Guyana (Local Sighting)
July 20, 2021Hungary (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Iceland (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021India - Hijri Committee of India
July 21, 2021India (Local Sighting)
????Indonesia (Official Announcement)
July 21, 2021Indonesia (Local Sighting)
????Iran (Local Sighting)
July 20, 2021Iraq (Sunnis Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Ireland (ECFR - European Council for Fatwa and Research - Somewhere on the globe Altitude > 5°, elongation > 8°)
July 20, 2021Italy (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Japan (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Jordan (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Kazakhstan (Follow Saudi)
July 21, 2021Kenya (Local Sighting)
July 20, 2021Kosovo (Follow Turkey)
July 20, 2021Kuwait (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Kyrgizstan (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Lebanon (Follow Saudi)
????Libya (Official Announcement)
July 20, 2021Luxembourg (ECFR - European Council for Fatwa and Research - Somewhere on the globe Altitude > 5°, elongation > 8°)
July 20, 2021Macedonia (Follow Turkey)
July 21, 2021Madagascer (Local Sighting)
????Malawi (Local Sighting)
????Malaysia (Official Announcement)
July 21, 2021Mali (Local Sighting)
July 20, 2021Mauritania (Follow Saudi)
July 21, 2021Mauritius (Local Sighting)
July 20, 2021Montenegro (Follow Turkey)
????Morocco (Local Sighting)
????Mozambique (Local Sighting)
July 21, 2021Namibia (Local Sighting)
July 20, 2021Netherlands (Follow Saudi)
????New Zealand (Local Sighting or follow Australia)
July 21, 2021Nigeria (Local Sighting)
July 20, 2021Norway (Islamic Council of Norway - follow annoncement from any Muslim country
July 20, 2021Norway (Some follow Saudi)
????Oman (Local Sighting)
July 21, 2021Pakistan (Local Sighting)
July 20, 2021Palestine (Follow Saudi)
????Peru (Local Sighting)
July 20, 2021Philippines (Follow Saudi)
????Poland (Calculation)
July 20, 2021Qatar (Follow Saudi)
July 21, 2021Reunion Island (Local Sighting)
July 20, 2021Romania (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Russia (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Saudi Arabia (Local Sighting - Official Announcement)
July 20, 2021Serbia (Follow Turkey)
????Senegal (Local Sighting)
July 20, 2021Singapore (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Slovania (Follow Turkey)
July 21, 2021South Africa (Local Sighting)
????South Korea (Local Sighting)
July 20, 2021Spain (Union of Islamic Communities of Spain (ucide.org), Islamic Commission of Spain)
July 21, 2021Sri Lanka (Local Sighting)
July 20, 2021Sudan (Follow Saudi)
????Suriname (News from Guyana if not seen in Suriname)
July 20, 2021Sweden (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Switzerland (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Syria (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Taiwan (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Tajikistan (Follow Saudi)
July 21, 2021Tanzania (Local Sighting)
July 20, 2021Tatarstan (Follow Saudi)
????Thailand (Announcement)
July 20, 2021Togo (Follow Saudi)
????Trinidad & Tobago (Local Sighting)
????Tunisia (Criteria of age, or sunset-moonset lag)
July 20, 2021Turkey (Elongation > 8° & Altitude > 5° anywhere) = Possibility of telescopic sighting
July 20, 2021Turkmenistan (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021U.A.E. (Follow Saudi)
????Uganda (Local Sighting)
July 20, 2021UK (Follow Saudi)
????UK [Coordinated by Major Islamic Centres and Mosques of London]
July 21, 2021UK [Wifaaqul ulama), (Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat], OR (Sighting from countries east of UK)
July 20, 2021USA (FCNA/ISNA - Fiqh Council of North America/Islamic Society of North America)
????USA (Local Sighting)
????Uzbekistan (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Yemen (Follow Saudi)
July 20, 2021Zambia (Local Sighting)
????Zimbabwe (Local Sighting)

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